Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm getting in early this year! I think that last year I didn't sign up until the last day or so. I have been thinking about which quilt to enter and it hit be like a ton of bricks... Or like a house being dropped!

This is my One Block Wonder titled On the Way to Oz. I used a Wizard of Oz fabric for the blocks and part of the back.

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I added a strip of the main fabric to the backing to show what the original fabric looks like.

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I made this quilt a couple of years ago when I took a OBW class. I wanted my quilt to be bright and colorful and I didn't want to follow convention and pick an Oriental quilt like the shop was recommending to the other class participants. I finished it in enough time to hang in a quilt show in 2009.

I picked it for the Quilt Festival because I think that after the rainy, wet and dreary weather that we have had in Cincinnati the last few weeks, it is just the kind of quilt to lift my spirits and brighten my day.

Here are some of my favorite parts of the quilt.

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This is an area where feet converged together.

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In this final picture, you can just see the Emerald City in the corners opposite the apples.

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I hope you enjoyed my quilt! You can see the other quilts by clicking on the badge below. :)

33 comments:

Lisa Echerd said...

Stunning, so beautiful!

Tamara said...

wow! inspiring

carol fun said...

This is wonderful! Love it! And your addition of a piece of the fabric you started with is perfect - I always want to see the fabric that one of these starts with.

Kate said...

All of those blocks from one fabric? Wow!

Regina said...

I do love this!!

MissMary said...

aw, sweetness! the music city modern quilters guild met today and we were talking about these! fabulous choice + transformation! :-)

fallingforpieces said...

The details you put into this are amazing! It's really lovely.

Jennifer said...

Still love that one every time I see it and so glad you tried something other than orientals.

QuiltSue said...

What a great quilt. Thanks for showing it.

Lonci said...

This is one amazing quilt:)

Jolanda said...

Nice to meet another OBW fan! I really love this kind of quilt, it is so creative! You never know what is coming out and you can play with the hexagons till you are satisfied.

Carol G said...

Your unique choice of fabric made a spectacular OBW. Great idea to put a piece of the original fabric on the back.

Debbie said...

Amazing results from this fabric. Really great.

Denise in PA said...

Wow! That's one of the best OBW's I've seen! And, I love that you put a piece of the fabric on the back! Again, wow!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

u never cease to amaze me...

Claudia said...

Very beautiful and fun too!

rubyslipperz said...

What a FUN-FUN quilt!...This is my first visit and I HAVE to say...I am a fabric/yarn collector too... and, Wizard of Oz collecter. Nice to "meet" you!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work

elizabeth said...

I remember when you took the class, I couldnt see any of the pictures on your blog, but that is a problem I have sometimes with my fb. Happy Quilting and good luck

Pattilou said...

Amazing quilt! Glad you put a piece of the original fabric to the backing. It really is a day brightener!

Melinda said...

I love your quilt - I have some of that fabric put away to make a one block wonder. Now that I have seen yours, I need to make it!

Nickels said...

I love these kind of quilts! A amazin result, great job!!!

Kristie said...

I do love this quilt! I remember when you made it, love those tornadoes that you quilted in it.
Kristie

Nina-Marie said...

I love how you showed the inspiration to the quilt - lovely!

stitchinpenny said...

What a cool use of the print. You did a great job.

Venus de Hilo said...

I love OBW (which does not explain why the top I finished a couple months ago is STILL not basted... but I digress) ... this one is so much fun! Love how the Oz fabric/print disappears into the blocks. Inspired fabric/method choice; thanks for sharing it!

Isisjem said...

What a fab design. I love how the Oz fabric creates a new design within the block. By coincidence the quilt I entered into the festival involved hexies and the wizard of oz too!

Nikki said...

Very cool quilt. Love seeing the original fabric. I wanted to make a OBW but have been chicken. Must give it a try....would love to be brave and use fabric similar to yours. thanks for sharing.

Magoo said...

AMAZING!! i've always wanted to make something like this. i hope that if i ever get around to it, its this awesome!!! :D

Karen said...

It looks wonderful! I love the idea of including the fabric on the back to show what it was like before cutting and sewing. I would not have realised it came from that fabric. I think it looks great!

Siobhan said...

Its gorgeous. Love it :)

Lisa said...

Your OBW is fabulous! How fun to see all those little details. Just great.

Eileen said...

Beautiful! Love the details you showed and the back. Just love your quilt...so bright and wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing and have a great day